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MAGIC

Porta, John Baptista There are two sorts ofMagick: the one is infamous, and unhappie, because it hath to do with foul spirits, and consists of Inchantments and wicked Curiosity; and this is called Sorcery; an art which all learned and good men detest; neither is it able to yield any truth of Reason or Nature, but stands merely upon fancies and imaginations, such as vanish presently away and leave nothing behind them. . . The other Magick is natural; which all excellent wise men do admit and embrace, and worship with great applause; neither is there anything more highly esteemed, or better thought of bymen of learning. . . I think that Magick is nothing else but the survey of the whole course of Nature.